Christopher G. Davies

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Summary: Using serial metabolic balances, iron absorption was measured in six preterm infants (mean gestational age 29 weeks), and two fullterm small for gestational age (SGA) infants, between day 10 and 70 after birth. They were all fed breast milk. Iron supplements (2.5–13 mg/kg day) were given from day 30. Three preterm infants received blood(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to identify significant factors relating to fistula survival and create an easy-to-use scoring system for predicting fistula patency rates. METHODS A total of 276 consecutive radio-cephalic forearm fistulae created in a single tertiary vascular unit were identified retrospectively. Numerous patient- and fistula-related(More)
Venous ulcers are a major health problem because of the increased costs of the treatment and the refractory nature of the ulcers. The treatment cost is estimated to be around 1 billion dollars per year in the United States (US), and the average cost for one patient over a lifetime exceeds dollars 400,000. There has been an increasing trend in the use of(More)
OBJECTIVE To review a 10 year period of temporal artery biopsies, using the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) 1990 criteria: a five point scoring system for the diagnosis of giant cell arteritis (GCA). DESIGN Population based, retrospective cohort analysis. SETTING One district general hospital in the United Kingdom, over one decade. PARTICIPANTS(More)
INTRODUCTION While most surgeons make an effort to avoid needlestick injury, some can pay little attention to reduce the potential route of infection occurring when body fluids splash into the eye. It has been shown that transmission of HIV, hepatitis B or C can occur across any mucous membrane. This study aims to quantify how frequently body fluids splash(More)
OBJECTIVES A first fistula failing will lead to serious morbidity in a proportion of patients. Snuffbox fistulas have the advantage of proximal vessel preservation, and although several factors have been associated with failure, the relative importance of these factors combined and their clinical applicability is unknown. The aim of this study was to(More)
Diaphragm disease is a rare cause of intestinal obstruction that will be seen with increasing frequency with the widespread use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). We present a case study of a patient with diaphragm disease where the diagnosis was not apparent at laparoscopy, and passage of a steel ball through the small intestine was required(More)
Cellulitis is a common condition that is frequently managed by the general physicians on an acute medical take. This case report describes buttock cellulitis as a presentation of an iliopsoas abscess and illustrates the importance of considering a deep abscess when there are atypical features, when the cellulitis is in an unusual location or when the(More)